- 30 Nov 18
The song was co-written by Fraser T Smith of Adele, Sam Smith, Kano, Drake and Stormzy fame.
Dublin singer-songwriter RuthAnne sweeps our Track of the Day today with her painstakingly emotive and soulful balled 'It Is What It Is'. Following the release of her previous singles ‘Liquid’, ‘The Vow’ and ‘Take My Place’, the song marks her fourth song taken from her forthcoming debut album that is set to arrive in 2019.
'It Is What It Is' captures the Donaghmede native in her element, and is a stripped-back effort that allows her voice to take centre stage, only accompanied by the gentle sounds of a piano. The song builds to a stirring crescendo before - in keeping with its title - closing out with an air of acceptance.
“The song is a bittersweet acceptance about a relatable relationship issue… you know, the ‘I’ll be the one that changes him thing," said RuthAnne of the song. "The truth is, that when someone wants to be in a relationship with you, they WILL be happily with you regardless of timing or circumstance.....‘It Is What It Is’ is about me finally taking the power back and saying to a certain person that I deserve more. I stuck by my words and never went there again.”